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Possessing the secret of joy: The Color Purple Series, Book 3

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An American woman struggles with the genital mutilation she endured as a child in Africa in a New York Times bestseller "as compelling as The Color Purple" (San Francisco Chronicle).
In Tashi's tribe, the Olinka, young girls undergo female genital mutilation as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi's inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she's been burdened over the years.
In Possessing the Secret of Joy, Alice Walker exposes the abhorrent practice of female genital mutilation in an unforgettable, moving novel.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

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subject_facet Abused women -- Fiction
Africa -- Fiction
African American women -- Fiction
Female circumcision -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Women immigrants -- Fiction
title_display Possessing the secret of joy
title_full Possessing the Secret of Joy The Color Purple Series, Book 3
Possessing the secret of joy / Alice Walker
title_short Possessing the secret of joy
title_sub The Color Purple Series, Book 3
topic_facet Abused women
African American Fiction
African American women
Female circumcision
Fiction
Women immigrants